This is a big month for you, Pisces, for both outer engagement and inner contemplation. You are refining and redefining your understanding of who you really are, and the ways that you can fulfill the secret aim of this life’s journey into greater wholeness. Your learning goes on apace, taking on mystical overtones to the extent that you allow it, and operating in fits and starts of unexpected insight alternating with practical considerations. Inner exploration connects you to deep interior dimensions and to partners, although private demons could also appear. Jupiter is quite prominent this month, in positive connection with your other ruler, Neptune, and located in your ninth sector. This is thus an essentially optimistic time for you, with only a few obstacles that could arise in the path of your forward progress. You could be off on a longish trip, or dreaming of that; opening up to new horizons in a quite literal sense, or else metaphorically.
The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School
This month promises to be just as dynamic as last month’s Uranus ingress into the sign of Taurus. Now, we are looking at an upcoming Mars retrograde, plus the mid-month retrograde of Neptune in your first house; all this along with a series of big oppositions across the Cancer/Capricorn axis. Let’s look at each transit in-depth.
Between June 5th and 6th, Venus in Cancer in your fifth house of creativity, joy, and pregnancy, will be moving through an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn in your eleventh house of friends, dreams, and allies. This is one of several oppositions happening across this house and sign axis this month. For now, watch for themes of emotional, sexual and creative healing, trauma, breakdown and break through, as well as revelations or secrets being revealed, challenges related to diplomacy within groups or romantic relationships. Venus/Pluto can also indicate a powerful hidden, erotic, or sexual tension that is in the air right now. As a Pisces you are easily influenced by Venus in Cancer, so you are likely to be very sensitive to these energies. Knowing this you should take care and establish good boundAries for yourself.
At nearly the same time, between June 6th and 7th, the Sun and Mercury will be conjunct in Gemini in your fourth house of home, property and family, and simultaneously square Neptune in your first house of self, health, and identity. Look for themes related to family karma, communication dynamics at home or in the family, issues related to health and family, as well as new beginnings or the initiation of new things in the home. It may be easy to feel somewhat misunderstood during this transit, or as though you aren’t being seen clearly by others. This may in fact have its roots in something from your family past, which you are being invited to explore right now.
On June 13th, the New Moon in Gemini will also land in your fourth house of home, family, and property, signaling the importance of these themes right now. At the same time, Mars will conjoin the South Node of the Moon in your twelfth house of self-undoing, transcendence, and ego-dissolution. This is a powerful transit that is foreshadowing the long Mars retrograde over the months ahead. Watch for themes of crusading or fighting for those who are marginalized or outcast, the need to confront your shadows, to find courage in the face of overwhelming circumstances, or to actively confront your own self-destructive tendencies. With the South Node involved, this is a wise Mars that may carry messages or wisdom from the deep past with it.
Between June 14th and 15th, Venus in Leo in your sixth house of labor, sickness, and service will square Uranus in Taurus in your third house of communication, the mind, and siblings. Watch for themes of conflict, defiance, rebellion, and innovation in relationships or in the work place, as well as the need or desire for sexual exploration, creative breakthroughs and an emphasis on freedom and independence, or serving those who are in need. As a Pisces you are naturally imaginative, but you are also generally very concerned with keeping the peace. This transit may challenge you to step out of your comfort zone a little within your relationships, but if you believe deeply in something, then some things are worth taking a stand for!
On June 15th, Mercury in Cancer in the fifth house will oppose Saturn in Capricorn in your eleventh house placing an emphasis once again on the topics of friendship, groups of people, creativity, joy, and recreation. The need of Mercury in your fifth house for uplifting and emotionally sensitive communication is trying to come to terms with Saturn’s task master orientation in the house of groups, friends, allies, and your ambitions or dreams. Watch here for themes of emotionality versus duty, the need for non-goal-oriented emotional connection, joy, pleasure, or creative freedom contrasted with the work of pursuing dreams and goals with like-minded people. Being a water sign, you are naturally equipped with emotional intelligence, so just remember to listen to your heart at this time and work toward a synthesis between play and the hard-working demands of Saturn.
On June 21st the Summer Solstice implies restless passion, while Venus in Leo in your twelfth house will also oppose Mars in Aquarius in your sixth house. Watch for the topics of themes of sexual and creative tension, trauma, and healing. There is a special opportunity to unite the masculine and feminine right now in a way that promotes healing, health, and agreement or compromise. Be careful of the tendency to compete with others in your relationships, and remember to use your better judgment and keen intuition before rushing into anything romantically right now.
June 23rd Mercury in Cancer in your fifth house is now opposing Pluto in Capricorn in your eleventh house. The same general themes are on the table again for you (see June 5th and 6th and June 15th, above), but this time the focus is on transformational communication dynamics. Watch for issues related to honesty and integrity, emotional manipulation or neediness, maturity and depth in language and listening, and breakthroughs or catharsis in your relationships with others. Sharing whatever is on your mind right now might feel vulnerable, or even volatile, but you are at your best when you speak and flow from the heart, so trust your instincts and don’t be afraid to speak up with friends or in the groups you belong to.
Then on June 25th, Venus in Leo in your sixth house of labor, sickness, and service will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your ninth house of religion, higher education, and long journeys. Venus/Jupiter combinations are generally related to growth, good fortune, creativity and abundance, beauty and glamour, and a sense of faith and virtue. However, in these houses you may also be exploring the following themes: the labor of love, love and religion, sexuality and philosophy, the rights of women, ethics and the workplace, or even the search for beauty in the difficulties and hardships of life. Though you are naturally a compassionate person, you are sometimes too easily impressed or taken over by strong people or environments. This transit often over promises and under delivers, or it may tempt you into something grandiose or exotic that may not turn out exactly as you are expecting, so be sure to be very discerning as this transit passes through.
Finally, on June 27th, just as the Full Moon comes through and energizes everything, especially your future plans and your creative self-expression, you react as well to Mars turning retrograde in your twelfth house, beginning just one day prior, where it will stay until the middle of August. The retrograde of Mars takes place near the South Node of the Moon. This is a very deep transit that recalls the following themes and archetypes: saints and sinners, martyrs and victims, trying times and the courage needed to face them, people suffering or imprisoned and the call to action, forcefully or willfully leaving someone or something or being abandoned or left abruptly, self-destructive patterns and the intense desire to finally correct them, rehabilitation and disease, and the power of belief… how it increases when we take time alone or actively work through our shadows with vigor and enthusiasm. This is a big one for you, and for everyone. Remember that you’re not alone nor the sole pilot of your ship; let your faith and good heartedness guide you through this one. We will revisit it over the next few months, as well!
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.
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The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.
The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.
Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.
Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.
Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.
Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.
Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.
Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.
Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.
As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.
The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.
The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.
In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.
While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.
The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.
Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.
Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.
Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.
Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.
Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.
Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.
Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.
Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.
Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.
Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.
Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.
Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.